How to Track your Fertile Days It sound quite convincing to say that your most fertile days are during ovulation. But do you know how precise and prepared you need to be? Most likely, if you are reading this then you are trying to have a baby or know someone who is trying. Many women underestimate the efforts it takes actually to conceive and while some get pregnant without trying there are others who struggle for months or years. The first step when trying to conceive is knowing the most fertile days. But before getting to know when you are fertile, you need first to understand what fertile days are. It is common knowledge that during your menstrual cycle, there are days that you can get pregnant, and there are days that you cannot. The days that you should try to conceive are the days when your body is most fertile, and these are the days right before ovulation, the day of, and the day after ovulation.
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The the issue is, many women are not aware of the point in their cycle when they ovulate. The most basic way of figuring out your fertile days is by fertility charting. Below are some ways of charting your fertility.
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Analyse Cervical Mucus Cervical mucus offers you with a great way of identifying when ovulation is nearing. Right after your menses, and you will experience dryness. The mucus increases and becomes sticky and moist as ovulation approaches. When ovulating, the level of mucus increases and it will look like the egg whites and feels stretchable and slippery. It is during this time that you are most fertile and can conceive. Basal Body Temperature Charts When your ovulation cycle begins, the body temperature is usually lower; it is at 97-97.5 degrees F. a the increase of as little as 0.4 to 0.6 degrees in the body temperature can be detected as the body produces more progesterone. The rise in the body temperature will remain that way throughout the remainder of the cycle. You can determine ovulation by tracking your BBT at the same time every day and taking note of when the temperature rises. The Calendar For those with a regular period, it is possible to track the cycle using the everyday calendar. The first day of your period should be the first day that you mark. When you start the next menstruation, this marks the beginning of the other cycle, and this is not added to the last cycle’s numbers. After seven to eight months of keeping track of the cycles, you do the following Find your shortest cycle and subtract 18 from the total number of days. For instance, if your shortest cycle has 29 days, subtract 18 from 29 and get 11. Go to your current cycle and count 11 days in and tick the second date, this is when ovulation begins.